Canada Day 2018

It’s great to see some fantastic youth programming at the East Elgin Community Complex for kids this summer.  They have everything from crafts, skating, games and more.  Register through the EECC: 519 773 5621.


As well, Canada Day is always a hit for the whole family. Activities will include:


Petting Zoo

Live Music

Beer Garden

Lots of food & More…

Kindred Credit Union Wills & Estate Planning Workshop

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a Wills & Estate Planning workshop hosted by Kindred Credit Union. I was pleased to see a full house at the event as it is a topic we all need to be informed about. Kindred did a great job of having representation from other local businesses to help answer any questions. Chris Button- EPR Trillium, Bill Luyks- Graham Scott Enns, Paul Morrison- Gloin Hall & Shields and Christy Harris- Doyle & Prendergast  It was a worthwhile event and happy to see so many in attendance from the Town of Aylmer, Township of  Malahide and the Municipality of Bayham.  Support local!

Power of Attorney and Estate Presentation

Join us on October 23, 2017, 7pm at the Old Colony Christian School for a Power of Attorney and Estate Presentation.  Thanks to our friends at Kindred Credit Union in Aylmer for organizing this informative and worthwhile presentation.  There will be representatives from the Financial, Legal and Accounting industry available to answer your questions.

When: October 23, 2017

Where: Old Colony Christian School

Time: 7pm

No charge!

There will be refreshments and door prizes!

The Good Doctor Retires after 54 years of Community Commitment

I am really pleased to see the cover story for ‘Elgin This Month’. Our local Family Physicians are an integral part of our community and Dr. Duncan Sinclair Sr. has been instrumental in recruiting new Physicians and the creation of the East Elgin Family Health Team. Access to a strong local healthcare service is a priority for all ages.  Local family physicians are a draw for newcomers to the area when it comes to Real Estate.  Buyers inquire about what health care services and access to Family Physicians the Aylmer area has.  We are fortunate to have the East Elgin Family Health Team and the care they provide.

After 54 years of practice, we thank him for his commitment to our community and wish him all the best in retirement!

Copies can be picked up at Ryan’s no frills, Aylmer.



Tips to Buying Wisely in the Real Estate Market

In the real estate market, the saying rings true, ‘Make good choices today so you don’t have regrets tomorrow’.  Buying a home with your eyes or your heart doesn’t always add up financially in the long run.   Taking the process one step at a time and looking over my tips to help buy a home that will have good resale value is a good start!  But working with an experienced and trustworthy Realtor who understands your needs is critical to your long term success.

Here are my tips to Buying a Home with good resale value!

  1.  Location– this may not be an important factor for you right at the time, however when it comes to selling, the neighbourhood or proximity to amenities can pay off.  Top amenities: School, Downtown, quiet cul-de-sac or even close to medical services can all be beneficial.
  2. Neighbourhood Amenities– For families, parks and trails can be a huge drawing feature for resale.  Community Complex, pool, activity courts or a seniors activity centre can be ideal amenities.
  3. Lot Size– This is something that you can’t easily change.  If you have a family size house but the lot is extremely small it will be difficult to sell.  Or if you have a single story 2 bedroom suited to mature adults but the property is on 1 acre it will be a challenge for them to maintain.  Think strategically about who your buyer is in the long run.
  4. Number of Bedrooms– Homes with three or more bedrooms tend to sell faster simply because they are suitable for a broader range of buyers.  Whether you need that many bedrooms or not, often times you can convert one into a home office, a guest room or additional storage.
  5. Storage– Speaking of additional storage, it seems like we are always looking for more storage!  Open concept homes today seem to lack much needed storage so ensure you consider where your seasonal clothes will go or vacuum, toiletries, and even your historical financial paperwork.
  6. Fundamentals– Consider your HVAC, water heater and the age of your roof before you purchase.  When you are ready to sell, what condition will these items be in or are you going to have to put new ones in?  This expense can add up quickly so be smart and realistic about your long term living plan.

These are some great tips to consider and there are always more to consider but working with an experienced Realtor will give you added peace of mind when making this type of decision.

If you are considering buying or selling or know someone who is, I would love the opportunity and hope you will consider my services.


Canada Day 2017

Are you looking to celebrate Canada Day 2017 and Canada’s 150th with the whole family?  The East Elgin Community Complex have a full line up events for all ages.  Activities begin at 5pm on Saturday, July 1st and the rain date is July 2nd.  We hope to see you there! #Canada150 #SupportLocal


Looking to buy or sell in Aylmer?

Looking for an experienced real estate agent in the Aylmer area?  I would be happy to help!  With over 30 years experience, I am able to offer my knowledge, respect and market history to my clients.  This past week, I had the pleasure of placing two sold signs on my client’s homes in the same day.  Yes, the real estate market in Aylmer is hot simply because supply is low.  I would be happy to discuss your options with you if you are interested in buying or selling in southwestern Ontario.